The general hourly range for this position is $18.00 – $21.00. Salary offers will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, skills, training, and education. 

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is seeking a Senior Animal Caregiver in Murchison, Texas. In this position you will manage the Wildlife division at CABBR, providing care to the animals while overseeing the staff, grounds, and equipment.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Providing care to the animals within the Wildlife department. Observing and evaluating status of animals, responding to seasonally changing needs, managing animal behavior and enrichment, and administering medicine as directed;
  • Preparing and distributing feed for animals, assisting Veterinarian in researching and setting diets, and training staff in feeding procedure;
  • Inspecting and upkeeping enclosures and habitats, assisting the Facilities team in the repair, renovation, design, and construction of facilities as needed;
  • Cleaning, organizing, and maintaining grounds, enclosures, office areas, food supplies, medical supplies, laundry, and other equipment including purchasing and upkeep of inventory within budget;
  • Overseeing staff, interns, and volunteers in Wildlife department, including developing and implementing protocol, scheduling, leading meetings, reporting and handling concerns, and providing training and mentorship;
  • Representing the ranch in engagement with the public via animal intake, tours, interviews, fundraisers, and social media. Representing the ranch to colleagues in the animal care field through conferences, research, and representation on committees as needed and applicable;
  • Assisting with chemical capture and animal movements and release;
  • Maintaining logs and documentation for animal safety, staff safety, enclosures, and equipment and ensures that conditions adhere to relevant regulations and standards.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in Animal Sciences, Biology, or another related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in animal care required. Five (5) years of experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry and operant conditioning in a positive reinforcement and protected contact system;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer and TB testing;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain certification in CPR and first aid;
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, travel as needed, and be on call for center emergencies;
  • A valid driver’s license is required and a clean driving record is strongly preferred, with the ability to demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record while employed;
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills are necessary;
  • Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.

This is a full time position located in Murchison, Texas. Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, and more!

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE


Tagged as: activism, agriculture, animal care, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, wildlife

About Black Beauty Ranch

The ranch was founded in 1979 in Murchison, Texas by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. Its residents were saved from research laboratories, law enforcement seizures and cruelty cases. Others have been rescued from roadside zoos or were former victims of the exotic pet trade. Still others came from public lands where they were threatened with extermination by the federal government. Bison and cattle, horses and burros, antelope and apes, reptiles and tigers: all have permanent, safe homes at the ranch.

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